My God, I believe in you and all that your Church teaches, because you have said it, and your word is true.
A model of perfect love #ownyouram
I have so much respect for people who believe in God (or god, or goddess, or gods and goddesses, etc.). I may not have the same beliefs as them, and may support science over their thoughts on the way the universe works, but honestly. To have that much faith and heart and passion towards something that is meant to instill hope, love, compassion and forgiveness makes a person beautiful to me. At the end of the day, no one really actually knows how everything works, science seems to be factually correct and supportive of disputing religious beliefs, but who cares. Truth is subjective. Faith is heartwarming. I don’t know. I’ve just never found it okay to bluntly say to a religious person that they’re wrong. No one is right, whether you’re an atheist, a polytheist, a Christian, catholic, Buddhist, Jewish. No one. Religion has beautiful intentions at the core that I believe are pure and I respect those that actually follow any religion for those basic purposes. You all rock. You don’t rock if you think your beliefs are right over everyone else, whatever your beliefs may be.
Thank you writing this. It is nice to see someone, who though they claim no religious beliefs, sees good in others having them. An open mind like yours will serve you well.
Something I wanted to note is you said, “I may not have the same beliefs as them, and may support science over their thoughts on the way the universe works…” I just wanted to clarify that you can support science and be religious too. Religion, (at least, speaking from my Roman Catholic background) makes no claim as to how the material universe works. We recognize that that is not the role of religion, but the role of science. As Cardinal Baronius said, ”The Bible teaches us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go.” (Galileo later quoted him.)
There are many Catholic scientists today, and Catholicism has always readily supported science, and some of the greatest scientists in history have been Catholics. Wikipedia actually has a list of Roman Catholic priests who have made significant contributions to science.
Many Roman Catholic clerics throughout history have made significant contributions to science. These cleric-scientists include such illustrious names as Nicolaus Copernicus,Gregor Mendel, Georges Lemaître, Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, Pierre Gassendi, Roger Joseph Boscovich, Marin Mersenne, Bernard Bolzano, Francesco Maria Grimaldi,Nicole Oresme, Jean Buridan, Robert Grosseteste, Christopher Clavius, Nicolas Steno, Athanasius Kircher, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, William of Ockham, and others listed below. The Catholic Church has also produced many lay scientists and mathematicians.
The Jesuits in particular have made numerous significant contributions to the development of science. For example, the Jesuits have dedicated significant study to earthquakes, and seismology has been described as “the Jesuit science.” The Jesuits have been described as “the single most important contributor to experimental physics in the seventeenth century.” According to Jonathan Wright in his book God’s Soldiers, by the eighteenth century the Jesuits had “contributed to the development of pendulum clocks, pantographs, barometers, reflecting telescopes and microscopes, to scientific fields as various as magnetism, optics and electricity. They observed, in some cases before anyone else, the colored bands on Jupiter’s surface, the Andromeda nebula and Saturn’s rings. They theorized about the circulation of the blood (independently of Harvey), the theoretical possibility of flight, the way the moon effected the tides, and the wave-like nature of light.
My reason for saying all this is simply to say, that if you are interested in religion, but feel that a strong appreciation for science prevents you from embracing it, please don’t feel that way. Science and religion can (and should) work together. As Albert Einstein said:
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
My heart breaks for all of you who are in pain because
your little brother passed away,
your mother passed away,
your mother is battling a brain tumor,
your wife wants to leave you,
your child is born with a disorder that requires an operation to help her eat, or
the girl or boy you…
“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” (Ephesians 6:13, NLT)
Armour of God - Ephesians 6:10-18
I have been staring at this part of the periodic table in a class for some time now. What kept hitting me was this TC in the middle. I didn’t know what TC stood for, but I know about the Tumblr Catholics. In the middle of all black letters was an unexpected set of white ones.
TC is a light in the darkness.
Finally tonight I asked my classmate, a science teacher, what TC was. He told me that the interesting thing about Technetium is that it is not found on earth. It was a sort of missing element that has only been found naturally coming from meteors or apart from Earth.
TC – The Tumblr Catholics : a light in the darkness that is not made for this world, but that attempts to fill the void left by the darkness and things of this world.
TC + My undying love for science and chemistry = this is just awesome.
"When I received Holy Communion, I said to Him, ‘Jesus, I thought about You so many times last night,’ and Jesus answered me, And I thought about you before I called you into being.”
St. Faustina’s Divine Mercy In My Soul,
Notebook 4, pg 464
Saint John Paul II, Patron saint of Hipsters, wearing the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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